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Saturday, September 21, 2019
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Players: 10903 8329 19232
Tournaments: 1871 1451 3322
 
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Sandy Gast 63
Lisa Shollenberger 49
Robert Kendall 49
Einar Sigurdsson 45
Roger Ferreguela 45
Christophe Peuvrel 43
Seidu Ajanako 42
Karina Hernandez 42
Jose Ortiz 40
Deborah Kilchenmann 39
Caroline Allen 39
Fay Avery 38
Megan Avery 38
Aboozar Shabankartabalund 37
Richell Squire 37
Tolulope Busola Awobajo 36
Katie Kahlweiss 36
You-Jin Oh 34
Kristopher Back 33
Patrick Munoz 33
Svetlana Kovalenko 33
Mike Maghy 32
Luka Krivec 32
Hao Zhou 32
Lindsey Shepard 31
Soeren Hoyer 30
Janisa Johnson 28
Amhir Carrillo-Vargas 27
Alec Ingraham 25
Margaux Carrere 24
Millie Constable 24
Youssoufou Adamou Incha 23
Jon Justice 22
Crtomir Bosnjak 19
Courtney Moon 19
Keegan Benson 19
Aleksandra Stadnik 18
Bodie Eanes 18
 
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Beach Volleyball History
In 1986
Mike Dodd and Tim Hovland won the AVP Lite Beer San Francisco Open.  It was the 27th win for Mike Dodd, the 26th win for Tim Hovland, and the 25th win for the team.
In 1993
On September 21, beach volleyball becomes an Olympic sport when the International Olympic Committee grants the sport medal status at Monte Carlo’s IOC meeting. Twenty-four men's teams and eighteen women's teams will compete for the first Beach Volleyball Olympic Gold Medal in the upcoming 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The AVP's popularity, in coordination with its broadcast partner NBC who is set to broadcast the games, pushes beach volleyball into the Olympics.
In 2003
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the FIVB Nissan Grand Slam.  It was the 24th win for Misty May-Treanor, the 19th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 19th win for the team.
In 2003
Emanuel Rego and Ricardo Santos won the FIVB Nissan Grand Slam.  It was the 47th win for Emanuel Rego, the 20th win for Ricardo Santos, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2008
Harley Marques and Pedro Solberg won the FIVB KIA Open presented by Banco do Brazil.  It was the 12th win for Harley Marques, the 12th win for Pedro Solberg, and the 9th win for the team.
In 2008
Laura Ludwig and Sara Niedrig won the CEV Masters Final.  It was the 6th win for Laura Ludwig, the 5th win for Sara Niedrig, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2008
Reinder Nummerdor and Richard Schuil won the CEV Masters Final.  It was the 7th win for Reinder Nummerdor, the 7th win for Richard Schuil, and the 7th win for the team.
In 2008
Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers won the AVP Crocs Cup Shootout presented by Bud Light Manhattan Beach Open.  It was the 36th win for Phil Dalhausser, the 48th win for Todd Rogers, and the 35th win for the team.
In 2014
Runar Sannarnes and Christian Sorum won the   2014 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship.  It was the 1st win for Runar Sannarnes, the 1st win for Christian Sorum, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2014
Karolina Baran and Jagoda Gruszczynska won the   2014 CEV U22 Beach Volleyball European Championship.  It was the 2nd win for Karolina Baran, the 4th win for Jagoda Gruszczynska, and the 1st win for the team.
In 2014
Lombardo Ontiveros and Juan Virgen won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Boqueron.  It was the 10th win for Lombardo Ontiveros, the 23rd win for Juan Virgen, and the 9th win for the team.
In 2014
Bibiana Candelas and Martha Revuelta won the NORCECA Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit Boqueron.  It was the 12th win for Bibiana Candelas, the 4th win for Martha Revuelta, and the 3rd win for the team.
In 2014
Mike Placek and Austin Rester won the   NVL Hermosa Beach.  It was the 2nd win for Mike Placek, the 3rd win for Austin Rester, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2014
Karolina Marciniak and Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima won the   NVL Hermosa Beach.  It was the 5th win for Karolina Marciniak, the 4th win for Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima, and the 4th win for the team.
In 2014
Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson won the AVP Huntington Beach Championships.  It was the 27th win for Jake Gibb, the 15th win for Casey Patterson, and the 9th win for the team.
In 2014
April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings won the AVP Huntington Beach Championships.  It was the 41st win for April Ross, the 124th win for Kerri Walsh Jennings, and the 14th win for the team.
In 2014
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross complete a perfect AVP season, winning all seven events with a 36-0 match record.
In 2019
Martins Plavins and Edgars Tocs won the   FIVB Tokyo Olympic Qualification Tournament.  It was the 11th win for Martins Plavins, the 2nd win for Edgars Tocs, and the 2nd win for the team.
In 2019
Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai won the   FIVB Tokyo Olympic Qualification Tournament.  It was the 7th win for Daniele Lupo, the 9th win for Paolo Nicolai, and the 7th win for the team.
 
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9/21/2019
Italy and Latvia claim Olympic berths in Haiyang
Haiyang, China, September 21, 2019 - It was only fitting that two medal winning teams from the Rio 2016 Summer Games played in the final men's match of this week's FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament here Saturday.
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European champions Graudina & Kravcenoka advance
Haiyang, China, September 21, 2019 - Newly-crowned European champions Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka of Latvia join pairs from the Czech Republic, Germany and Spain in the finals of this week's FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification tournament after the team posted pool play wins here Saturday.
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9/20/2019
Plavins & Tocs gain last spot in Tokyo qualifier
Haiyang, China, September 21, 2019 - Martins Plavins and Edgars Tocs of Latvia secured the last remaining berth for the men's finals here Saturday morning by eliminating a Brazilian pair from the competition at the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament.
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Semenov/Leshukov & Lupo/Nicolai advance
Haiyang, China, September 21, 2019 - Teams from Russia and Italy secured the first two spots in the finals of the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Qualification Tournament here Saturday morning.
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Success for Spain's Elsa & Liliana
Haiyang, China, September 20, 2019 - After winning two of their first four matches at the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification tournament, Elsa Baquerizo and Liliana Fernandez of Spain completed a perfect day here Friday to gain the leadership of their pool.
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Brouwer & Meeuwsen advance to finals of Olympic qualifier
Haiyang, China, September 20, 2019 - With a pair of wins here Friday, Rio 2016 Summer Games bronze medal winners Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen of the Netherlands have advanced to the men's finals of the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification tournament.
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Xia making a name for herself
Haiyang, China, September 20, 2019 - Over the past four seasons, the international beach volleyball community has been amazed with the achievements of young Brazilian Eduarda "Duda" Lisboa.
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Europeans guaranteed two Olympic beach volleyball berths
Haiyang, China, September 20, 2019 - With 14 pairs from Europe reaching the final rounds of this week's FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament, the continent is now guaranteed two more spots in the 2020 Summer Games.
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9/19/2019
Menegatti & Orsi Toth lead European pool winners at Olympic qualifier
Haiyang, China, September 19, 2019 - Led by Italians Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth, three women's pairs from Europe captured pool titles here Thursday at this week's FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification tournament.
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Plavins & Tocs rebound to win pool on Thursday
Haiyang, China, September 19, 2019 - After dropping the opening match of the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament, Latvians Martins Plavins and Edgars Tocs have rebounded with three-straight wins, including two victories here Thursday over pairs that competed in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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Wang & Xia out-last Latvians at Tokyo Olympic qualifier
Haiyang, China, September 19, 2019 - With emotions running high on both sides of the net and in the grandstands here on Thursday morning, China's Fan Wang and Xinyi Xia handled the pressure the best to win their pool match with Latvia at the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament.
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Gerson & Heidrich continue winning ways
Haiyang, China, September 19, 2019 - It is only the second of four days of competition at the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification tournament, but Mirco Gerson and Adrian Heidrich are making a move to become the first men's team from Switzerland to qualify for the Summer Games since 2012.
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9/18/2019
Rio Olympic bronze medal opponents meet in Haiyang
Haiyang, China, September 18, 2019 - It was not Copacabana Beach here Wednesday afternoon, but three players who competed for the bronze medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were in action on centre court competing in the final men's match of the day at the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification tournament.
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Ittlinger & Laboureur advance unbeaten in Haiyang
Haiyang, China, September 18, 2019 - With no world tour ranking points to be earned or money to be presented this week, the excitement of netting a berth for their country in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games remains for the 16 women's teams competing here Wednesday in the FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualification Tournament.
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Hermannova & Slukova back in contention
Haiyang, China, September 18, 2019 - After missing a chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games at July's FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Germany due to an injury, Barbora Hermannova and Marketa Slukova of the Czech Republic have another chance to gain a berth in the 2020 Summer Game here this week.
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9/17/2019
AVP 2019 Hawaii Open: Event Guide
It’s the last AVP event of the 2019 season. While we cannot believe the season is coming to an end, we are excited to end on a high note on the tropical sand of Waikiki Beach.
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Brazil looking for Olympic berths in Haiyang without top teams
Haiyang, China, September 18, 2019 – Beach volleyball powerhouse Brazil has five teams among the top-ten of the FIVB men’s and women’s world rankings and even though none of these duos will be at his week's FIVB Tokyo Beach Volleyball Qualification Tournament in China, the country still aims to succeed in Haiyang.
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